Creative Upcycling Projects for Beginner Sewers

*Guest post by Sarah Stoner* (No, that’s not a typo) Roughly 3 years ago I was gifted a gorgeous 1956 Singer sewing machine. I had no idea how to use it, but it didn’t take me long to find the manual online and thread it for the first time. Since then I have been a stitchin’ maniac! I didn’t realize how fulfilling it would be to not only repair and alter my family’s clothing, but to upcycle the clothes that we’d outgrown or were just too worn out to mend. My

Beauty from India via SkinYoga

press sample International Beauty via Cosmoprof… Today we have Beauty from India that our editor/founder/chief beauty junkie Stef discovered at Cosmoprof last year, SkinYoga. So, settle into your asana and read on… SkinYoga was founded by three sisters who grew up with a chemical-free lifestyle that was deeply rooted in nature, with a strong belief in the importance of mental, physical and emotional balance. Sisters Radhika, Jagriti and Deepika personally seek out the best sources for their all-natural ingredients, which are inspired by ancient skincare wisdom throughout the world. And of course, they never test on animals (SO important to this animal lover!) I got to check out two products from the

Get the Golden Door Experience at Home with Golden Door Skincare

press sample Golden Face Oil review, and more… I don’t know about you, but the holiday stress hasn’t quite melted away for me yet. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a spa day? And since we’re dreaming big, how about a spa day at the world’s #1 Destination Spa according to prestigious Travel & Leisure Magazine: the Golden Door Spa! The famed “Golden Door Experience,” a luxurious pampering of mind, body and spirit, is just what I need to soothe away my every care. Does someone have a spare $9,000 for me to book a week stay? No? Well

Gorgeous DIY Upcycled Teacup Lights

pic by All Women Talk I grew up in a tea-drinking family and I have always loved the delicacy of teacups. If you have some you particularly like, turn them into these gorgeous teacup lights. It’s not as difficult as you may think and it should only take you about an

What’s Your First Beauty Purchase of the New Year?

press sample affiliate link We’re Freaking Out over the Urban Decay X Kristen Leanne Collection! That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 1.1.18 Question of the Week: New year = new beauty! What’s going to be your first beauty purchase of the new year? Answer: If we didn’t get it as a press sample

6 Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Home

While some might argue that food waste isn’t the most exciting topic, I’m here to say that it’s an important one. According to the National Resource Defense Council, 40% of food in the United States goes uneaten – that’s wasted time, money, and resources that pollute our environment. Luckily for us, there are a few quick and easy ways you can help reduce the food waste epidemic. Make a List, Check it Twice To curb overshopping, try writing a list of EXACTLY what you need

This Adorable BC Tiny House is for the Birds

Are you a fan of the feathered and fluffy? Then this human-sized bird house is the tiny home you’ve been waiting for. Nestled int he forests of British Columbia, this adorable tiny house is built from reclaimed pine felled by a recent wildfire. The home provides shelter for both humans and birds. The builders mimicked a bird’s nest-building style by scavenging local materials to build the 100-square foot hideaway. You gain access to

Lips by Pixi by Petra

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm and Mattelustre Lipstick swatches and review One of those brands that I always eye bang at Target’s beauty aisle is Pixi by Petra. Their offerings are both adorable AND affordable. And their cute, mint green plastic packaging is resilient in a travel bag. Not to mention the color selection is pretty darn fabulous! Today’s beauty ramblings will focus on two of my favorite lip products: Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm and Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick. Now, some of you know about my excessive love for tinted lip balms. I mean, I don’t know that I’ve met a tinted balm I

Top Ten Posts of 2017

This year has been Greenmoxie’s best ever… by a mile. We added a YouTube channel and a podcast and doubled our traffic. Who do we have to thank? You guys! From the bottom of our green little hearts we thank you for enjoying our content and sharing it with others. Together, we can help to

Three Hearty Dishes That Are Big On Flavour And Small On Cost

Whether you’re exploring the great outdoors or hunkering down and keeping warm and dry inside you need some top-quality fuel to maintain your energy levels. The good news is that there are plenty of options waiting to provide you with big-tasting meals that can be yours for a surprisingly small outlay. The one thing that they all have in common is that they can be made using surprisingly few ingredients – a big factor in keeping the cost down. All the recipe ideas serve four. Versatile vegetable soup The great thing about this recipe is that it’s adaptable enough to be able

MAC Liptensity Lipstick Swatches and Review

press sample affiliate link I went to the mall on Black Friday, intending to do some Christmas shopping for friends and family. Crazy, right? Just being there was a sensory overload, but things got even more intense at the MAC counter. I was mesmerized by the array of lip color on display. That’s where MAC blew my holiday shopping budget in record time with an updated release of their beyond-brilliant MAC Liptensity Lipsticks ($21) in nine new and three bring-back shades! I fell in love with Liptensity’s creamy, color-packed formula the first time around, and didn’t think I could love it

Let’s Play: What’s in Your Purse?

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 12.18.17 Question of the Week: What’s in your purse? Answer: Oh, I love playing “What’s in your purse?” Here’s what I found today… • MAC Blot Powder, Pressed – The BEST for keeping shine at bay. • Sara Happ The Lip Slip, One Luxe Balm – glossy moisture, I’m addicted! • Kiehl’s

One Last Shopping Hurrah: Sale is on Sale at Shopbop

affiliate link Did someone gift you money for the holidays and it’s ALREADY burning a hole in your pocket? I’m here to help! There’s a fabulous sale at Shopbop right now and I’ve got few suggestions in every price range. For the next 3 days it’s Sale on Sale time, folks… The Details Take an additional 25% off Shopbop sale items with the code: JOY25. Offer valid 12/26/17 through 12/28/17. Click HERE to check out everything on sale. You can save up to 75% off! A word to the wise: act FAST. Quantities are limited. If you see something you want, grab it while you

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Palette swatches, looks and review

press sample affiliate link ROCK goes GLAM this season… ROCK OUT with the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette, featuring 20 amped up exclusive shades of metallic eyeshadow with a completely new eyeshadow formula to deliver maximum metallic madness. It’s a seriously jaw dropping palette–every detail of this palette was designed to release your inner glam-rock goddess. And if you act QUICK, it’s on sale at

My Favorite New Beauty Product of the Year is…

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 12.11.17 Question of the Week: What’s your favorite new beauty product of 2017? Answer: I can’t say anything but Pat McGrath Lipstick, both the velvety MatteTrance (shown above in 1995, a warm nude) and the shinier satin formula LuxeTrance. They’re hydrating (yep, even the matte), super pigmented and the shade range is bananas. Plus, I

Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

press sample affiliate link Oh, the foodies! What fun it is to buy a gift for that foodie friend. Sort of. Tastes are definitely not universal, even for those with refined palates. Foodies, however, seem to be bound by the common thread of willingness to be adventurous—to be experimenters of all things wondrous, unique and edible. I, for one, have lots of fun shopping for that

Ren Perfect Canvas; a Primer, a Serum and Much, Much More

press sample affiliate link Ren Perfect Canvas review I love a perfect face. I haven’t got one, but one can dream. I may have a Botticelli body, but not that creamy Venus skin. My oily skin, big pores and rosacea bumps really make the look of perfection difficult. But I just tried Ren Perfect Canvas (30 ml $55), and I realized that my neglected, angry skin could look a whole lot closer to piece of art than I had ever hoped. I am an artist myself. Ish. I never really took it anywhere. There were

Cold Weather Wrecking Your Skin? This $15 Product Will Save It…

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 12.4.17 Question of the Week: What product is most helping your skin deal with the changing weather? Answer: I love a good exfoliator, but you have to be careful not to overdo it. Pixi Glow Tonic is gentle enough for everyday use but

Six Gardener Holiday Gifts from Black Thumbs

Holiday shopping can be tough if you have to get a gift for a gardener and you don’t have a green thumb. Well, girlfriends, I have you covered with 6 gardener holiday gifts that they will dig. I know since I am “one of them.” We live and breath

Holiday Gift Guide for Fragrance Lovers (that ARE NOT perfume)

press sample affiliate link Don’t be that person. I’m talking about those of you like my brother who knows Mom loved Estee Lauder’s Youth Dew perfume, and has bought it for her for Christmas for the past forty years. Forty years. My Mom rarely wears perfume at all, but she likes Youth Dew. Or at least

Amazing Things to Do When Camping in Cambodia

With nearly 2 million visitors every year, Cambodia provides endless opportunities to experience new adventures. As one of the top adventure destinations in South-East Asia, Cambodia is home to stunning forests and mountain views, and verdant jungles. The cities provide  a fun-filled introduction to Cambodian culture, or find your zen in the 

The Latest Must Have Lip Product from Sara Happ

press sample affiliate link Sara Happ Plump & Prime Lip Airbrush Treatment Review Sara Happ’s lip care products get some seriously rave reviews from the we heart this team. Our editor-in-chief Stef has spoke of her love with the delicious array of The Lip Scrub multiple times. And

Lavender Recipes to Kick your Holiday Stress

Feeling a little testy? Whether you’re bitter and twisted, bogged down with holiday stress, or just feeling a little ‘Bah Humbug”, you need to some lavender to get you unbent. Lavender is a natural way to soothe and calm frazzled nerves and we have the easiest, tastiest recipes to help you calm down. Linalyl esters, which gives lavender its distinctive scent, helps to lower blood pressure and heart rate which reduces stress and helps you to sleep too. Lovely Lavender Lemonade 24 ice cubes 1/4 cup dried lavender 2